[NL2-NL10] AK played too passive?

    • RobertDaPro
      RobertDaPro
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.06.2011 Posts: 410
      PokerStars - $0.10 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $10.00
      BB: $11.91
      UTG: $5.40
      UTG+1: $4.26
      MP: $6.41
      CO: $10.00
      Hero (BTN): $10.00

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has K:spade: A:club:

      fold, fold, fold, CO raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.75, 2 players) K:diamond: 8:heart: 7:spade:
      CO bets $0.40, Hero raises to $0.90, CO raises to $1.50, Hero calls $0.60

      Turn: ($3.75, 2 players) 8:spade:
      CO bets $0.70, Hero calls $0.70

      River: ($5.15, 2 players) T:diamond:
      CO bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40

      CO shows T:club: A:heart: (Two Pair, Tens and Eights) (Pre 26%, Flop 5%, Turn 0%)
      Hero shows K:spade: A:club: (Two Pair, Kings and Eights) (Pre 74%, Flop 95%, Turn 100%)
      Hero wins $5.68


      AK is one of my biggest leak hands i think.. i win small pots and lose big ones with it.

      For example did i play this hand too passive? more and bigger value bets needed here?
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello RobertDaPro,

      The raise size is pretty bad on the flop and you should already ask if to raise at all on the flop? You practically isolating against strong hands there. If you decide to raise then do it properly and protect your hand.

      Otherwise for the given odds of course we ain't planning to fold.

      Best Regards.
    • RobertDaPro
      RobertDaPro
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.06.2011 Posts: 410
      God i did not even understand that i raised flop there and it really looks ugly small raise :) Do not know even what i was trying to achieve there with that small raise.

      But overall call would be better option there?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by RobertDaPro
      God i did not even understand that i raised flop there and it really looks ugly small raise :) Do not know even what i was trying to achieve there with that small raise.

      But overall call would be better option there?
      We have to ask if there are a lot worse hands which are capable of calling. Cause what's your plan if he decides to 3bet? Do you plan to play for the stacks?